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March 28, 2011 • Volume 33, No. 11


Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham
Campaign Surpasses $400 Million

Here’s a bit of encouraging math for anyone who bleeds Fordham maroon: a $500 million goal, minus $400 million in support, equals a milestone achieved.

That’s the story of Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham, the University’s capital campaign that officially launched in March 2009.

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Fordham Science Celebrated at Consultation Dinner

The accomplishments of undergraduate science majors were front and center at the Fordham University Science Consultation Dinner.

The event, which was hosted by Jack (FCRH ’72) and Jeanette Walton (TMC ’71, GSAS ’73) and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, brought together faculty members, students and friends of Fordham with an interest in the physical sciences.

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In Measuring Happiness in Very Old Age,
It’s Mind Over Matter

Health is secondary to psychological strength in making the lives of very old people worth living, according to a Fordham professor.

Daniela Jopp, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, has been involved in several studies with faculty members from German universities to measure life satisfaction and valuation of life in the elderly.

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Fordham Launches Online Master’s Degree
in Social Work

Psychology Professor Receives
$1.6 Million Ethics Training Grant

Grants and Gifts

Women’s Advocate Parses Pro-Life/
Pro-Choice Rhetoric

Photo Essay: Ailey/Fordham Dancers Honor Late Director

Eight Hundred Years of Service? That’s No Small Feat

Of Milquetoasts and Macho Men
Sociologist Analyzes Masculinity Through History

This Month in Fordham History…
Fordham Welcomes Famous
Anthropologist to Lincoln Center

Organic Chemist Works to Perfect Pollution-Eating Macromolecules

Plant Biologist Works to Support Biodiversity

Sociologist Measures Patterns of Father-Child Involvement

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines





Ailey/Fordham Dancers Honor Late Director

The students’ annual scholarship benefit night was dedicated to the life and work of Denise
Jefferson, co-founder of the Ailey/Fordham program. For highlights, see the photo gallery.

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Of Milquetoasts and
Macho Men:
Sociologist Analyzes Masculinity Through History

Real men don’t eat quiche, or do they?

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